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OBESITY IN EGYPT<br />
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November 2011 - Cairo, Egypt - Haysam Mohamed, a 29 year old Egyptian man, portrayed with his wife Mona Mohamed (27 year old) in their bedroom at their home in Cairo, Egypt. <br />
In 2008, Haysam weighed 440 pounds and he decided to have a gastric bypass surgery. He says “I made the surgery because I kept gaining weight. 10 kilos every year”. “It’s an expensive surgery that costs a lot of money in Egypt. Not all people can do it. My dad had to land money and paid for the surgery.” <br />
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He since loosed 220 pounds and today (in 2011) he weights 218 pounds. After such a weight loss, he had an abdominoplasty to remove excess skin and a body lifting. <br />
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He works with his dad sharpening knives.<br />
Haysam get married 8 years ago and he has no kids. Because of Obesity-Related Health Problems, he can’t have kids.<br />
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An increasing number of Egyptians are dying prematurely from noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease and cancer,  as a result of rising smoking and obesity rates, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).<br />
Nearly 70% of Egyptian adults are overweight, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease Study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. Forty-five percent of women and 21% of men are obese.